October 25, 1825
June 3, 1899
Johann Strauss II (or Johann Strauss the Younger, or Johann Strauss Jr.) (October 25, 1825 - June 3, 1899) was an Austrian and German composer known especially for his waltzes, such as The Blue Danube.
Written originally for string orchestra, the waltz is a regular feature of New Year's concerts in Vienna and is also famous for featuring in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001:A Space Odyssey
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